Roots of Decline: How Government Policy Has De-Educated Teachers of Young Children
- Author(s): Bellm, Dan;
- Whitebook, Marcy
- et al.
Published Web Locationhttps://cscce.berkeley.edu/roots-of-decline-how-government-policy-has-de-educated-teachers-of-young-children/
This report analyzes labor trends for the early care and education workforce over the past 25 years – notably, an overall decrease in educational qualifications, and persistent wage stagnation – in the light of federal and state policy, and makes a series of recommendations for reversing these downward trends. Losing Ground in Early Childhood Education: Declining Workforce Qualifications in an Expanding Industry, 1979-2004 by Stephen Herzenberg, Mark Price, and David Bradley (2005) is the paper that prompted this policy analysis.